Jannik Sinner starts over an already beaten opponent

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Sinner will face off with Fucsovics

Jannik Sinner is preparing for his return to the court after his elimination at the Australian Open at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas. The South Tyrolean will make his debut on Wednesday evening at the Atp 250 tournament in Montpellier where, in the round of 16, he will face a familiar and recently defeated opponent.

In fact, on the road of the 2001 class from San Candido is the Hungarian holder Marton Fucsovics. The last encounter between the two took place in the third round of the first Slam of the year, where Sinner got the better of the Magyar, who had gone ahead by two partials, in a hard-fought match that lasted five sets (6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 0-6). In the qualifying round, the 31-year-old Hungarian overcame French representative Geoffrey Blancaneaux in three sets, with scores of 7-5, 5-7, 6-0.

Despite having achieved excellent results in skiing since childhood, at the age of 13 Jannik decided to devote himself exclusively to tennis, moving to Bordighera, at the court of Riccardo Piatti. It was a choice that would prove successful, as Sinner is the youngest Italian tennis player ever to enter the top 100 (October 2019) and to win an Atp title in the Open era (Sofia 2020). In addition, along with Matteo Berrettini, Jannik is the only Italian tennis player to have reached at least the round of 16 in all four Slams. For him, 2022 was the breakthrough year: he left Piatti to rely on Vagnozzi.

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